The sneezathon was quite an affair
with every sneeze recorded there.
To be eligible and part of the fold,
everyone had to be full of cold.
For safe excretion tissues were issued
allowing for bursts and repetitions,
every excretion counting as one
and carried on 'til day was done.
A scoreboard was put up for all to see,
with a tick for every discernible blow;
despite the infectious atmosphere
the enthusiasm was patently clear.
The winner was given a round of applause,
a certificate framed and signed by the mayor
in gilt and baize trimmed with leather
plus a perfect grey-white albatross feather.